Venric Mark to miss NU spring ball

Spring football begins Wednesday for Northwestern, but fifth-year tailback Venric Mark is among 11 players not participating after undergoing surgery. Mark, who was granted a medical redshirt after being limited to one full game last season, underwent surgery on his left ankle. Asked whether Mark’s ankle issue could linger into fall camp, NU coach Pat Fitzgerald replied, “I...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern running back Venric Mark granted fifth year of NCAA eligibility

After a season that could have used a lot more good news, at least January is starting off to an auspicious start for Northwestern. Running back and return man Venric Mark — who suffered hamstring and ankle injuries last fall — was granted a fifth year of NCAA eligibility, the school announced on Tuesday. Mark missed nine games this season and totaled just 31 carries after finishing...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern RB Mark granted fifth year

Northwestern says running back Venric Mark has been granted a medical hardship waiver by the Big Ten and is eligible to return for a fifth season in 2014. The school announced the decision on Tuesday. Mark, who played as a true freshman in 2010, was limited to three games last season because of injuries. He broke an ankle against Wisconsin on Oct. 12 and missed the remainder of...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Tentacles: Pat Firzgerald, Venric Mark, Jerry Kill, and more.

Big Tentacles - The Big Ten and its influence over college football. Please Don't Go.  Mike North gives the reason why Northwestern head football coach Pat Fitzgerald should turn down potential offers from suitors USC. (The Chicago Daily Herald) Return of the Mark. Northwestern running back Venric Mark is set to return to the field on Saturday as the Wildcats...
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October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Northwestern Football 2013 season preview and predictions

Northwestern Wildcats Head Coach:  Pat Fitzgerald  8th  50-39 Wildcat Offense Venric Mark (AP Photo) “In a Word”…effective…The Wildcats biggest challenge this season is replacing three offensive linemen…that isn’t going to be easy…and it should be magnified even more with the bowl win last season, the programs first since a Rose Bowl victory vs Cal in 1949…nine...
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Preseason Top 25 Players: No. 12, Venric Mark

Where has the time gone... No seriously, it feels like just yesterday we were unveiling the very first  player on our list. Yet, here we are creeping up on the Top 10.  It's safe to say we're really beginning to start splitting hairs when it comes to the differences between players that put them in one place or the next and that's really the case today as...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark the main focus for spring practice

Venric Mark emerged as a star at Northwestern's running back position last season. The focus now must be protecting the talented but fragile junior speedster. Northwestern must do its best to protect Mark, and spring practice brings the start of that goal.
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Fearless Mark flourishing for Wildcats

Northwestern junior running back Venric Mark has caught many observers by surprise, but not his teammates. The junior, while undersized, is playing a large role for the Wildcat offense.
October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Mark, Northwestern hold on to beat Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Venric Mark rushed for 182 yards and two touchdowns to carry Northwestern to a 21-13 victory over Minnesota on Saturday. Mark wasn't touched on scoring runs of 26 and 48 yards and the Wildcats (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten) overcame 11 penalties to become bowl eligible and spoil Minnesota's homecoming celebration. MarQueis Gray rushed for 86 yards and a touchdown...
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October 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Northwestern’s Mark returns a punt 75 yards for a touchdown

With fifty seconds left in the third quarter, Penn State punted to Northwestern’s Venric Mark. With his team leading 21-17, Mark took the punt seventy-five yards to the house and put the Wildcats up 28-17. Unfortunately, those were the last points the Wildcats would score as they went on to lose 39-28 to Penn State. Despite the team losing, the punt return was still impressive...
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October 06, 2012  |  Discuss

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